Each October, Sarah and I watch several scary movies. However, we have yet to start this year (unless you count the lame, shaky camera “Quarantine,” which we saw this past weekend).
That said, we need some suggestions for good horror movies. Or just plain movies that will scare us. Frankly, we’re just out of ideas. My favorite from the past few years is “House of 1,000 Corpses,” though it was too freaky for Sarah. Others we have enjoyed are “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Shining.” And we’ve seen all the popular ones, like “Saw,” “The Omen” and “Psycho.”
The list below is courtesy of IMDB.com. I have crossed out the ones at least one of us has seen already (though some of these aren’t really “horror” movies, are they?). Do you have any suggestions from this list or elsewhere? Think outside the box, because chances are that we’ve seen the movie you suggest. Leave a title (or two) and a description in a comment and maybe we’ll check out your movie. Thanks for the help!
|6.||8.3||Diaboliques, Les (1955)||9,864|
|7.||8.1||Bride of Frankenstein (1935)||12,056|
|8.||8.1||The Thing (1982)||54,611|
|9.||8.1||Cabinet des Dr. Caligari., Das (1920)||12,579|
|14.||8.0||Faust – Eine deutsche Volkssage (1926)||3,100|
|18.||8.0||Testament des Dr. Mabuse, Das (1933)||2,862|
|19.||8.0||Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)||11,079|
|21.||8.0||The Innocents (1961)||4,588|
|22.||8.0||Dawn of the Dead (1978)||32,640|
|27.||7.9||What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)||9,345|
|28.||7.9||Dead of Night (1945)||2,328|
|30.||7.9||Yeux sans visage, Les (1960)||3,027|
|31.||7.9||The Invisible Man (1933)||6,023|
|34.||7.8||Evil Dead II (1987)||33,815|
|35.||7.8||Peeping Tom (1960)||6,524|
|36.||7.8||The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)||1,071|
|37.||7.8||The Haunting (1963/I)||9,023|
|39.||7.8||The Unknown (1927)||1,722|
|40.||7.8||The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)||2,701|
|41.||7.8||Survive Style 5+ (2004)||2,985|
|43.||7.8||The Phantom of the Opera (1925)||4,232|
|44.||7.8||The Wicker Man (1973)||15,069|
|48.||7.7||Profondo rosso (1975)||6,372|
|49.||7.7||Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)||2,544|
|50.||7.7||Locataire, Le (1976)||6,844|
11 thoughts on “We need a good scare — any suggestions?”
the exorcism of emily rose scared the crap out of me. when i was little i saw the first 20 minutes of prom night and is scared me so bad that it still bugs me to this day. then there’s always the hottie and the nottie….
Either Texas Chainsaw Massacre or any of the Nightmare on Elm Streets—those scare the crap out of me
“The Exorcism of Emily Rose” was on our watch list last year. It was OK, I guess. I have not seen “Prom Night.” Sounds like an ’80s slasher flick. I’ll have to do some research tonight.As to “The Hottie and the Nottie” … just the mere mention of that flick is scary. I don’t think there’s a need to watch that one!
We’ve seen both the old (i.e. better) and new versions of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” That’s one of my personal favorites. I remember seeing it for the first time, at my friend Scott’s 12th birthday party. Freaky stuff. Haven’t seen any of the sequels or the recent prequel, though. Anybody know if those are any good?I tried to watch one of the “Nightmare on Elm Street” movies a couple years ago, but it just looked so dated. I think it was the first one. Johnny Depp was in it, I believe. I do remember being extremely scared by those movies as a youngster.
prom night – not only is it an 80’s slasher flick – it’s got jamie lee curtis! i’m also partial to psycho 4 – the one with elliot from et as the young norman bates…
I, of course, do not watch scary movies any more. In fact I will watch a movie that is eerie, but not scary. So….I recommend The Wickerman and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. There is a lot of suspense in both. Enjoy or not! Love you both! Mom
What about Children of the Corn? Watch it and then go to a corn maze. I still get the creeps in a cornfield!
Isn’t there and old version of “Wickerman,” and a new one with Nicolas Cage? We’re not fans of the Cage-ster, so maybe we’ll look into that old one. I don’t know much about “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane” or why we haven’t looked into it. Seems like it was pretty popular. Thanks for the suggestions.
“Malachai! Malachai!”Sarah highly recommended this movie, so we watched it around 2005. It felt more like a kiddie movie to me, much like when I tried to re-watch a childhood favorite of mine, “The Goonies,” a few years ago (my god, was that bad — sorry to say it). Though the corn maze could be creepy, regardless, especially around dusk!
And you have a cool site and blog!
And you have a cool site and blog!